Judge since: 2012
O’Malley hears cases related to the wills and estates of the deceased. She was previously assigned to preside over traffic, criminal, and civil matters in the Daley Center. Prior to her judicial career, O’Malley worked as an assistant state’s attorney for more than 16 years. O’Malley has also worked in private practice, and also taught at Chicago-area law schools.
Bar Association ratings
This year: The CCL and the CBA rated O’Malley as qualified, and the ISBA recommended her for retention.
Past: O’Malley received positive ratings in 2012 when she ran for judge. The CBA, CCL, and ISBA all found her qualified.